Undergraduate

Classics and Ancient History

This major combines the languages, literature, history, art and material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A major in Classics and Ancient History equips you for a wide range of careers including in secondary and tertiary education, business and commerce, government departments, the media, and public and private sectors in the arts and culture.
A major in Classics and Ancient History equips you for a wide range of careers including in secondary and tertiary education, business and commerce, government departments, the media, and public and private sectors in the arts and culture.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study in the classical world itself at honours and postgraduate level, and also in many areas which have been its beneficiaries, such as Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance History, and Fine Art as well as other postgraduate studies.
This major lays the foundation for further study in the classical world itself at honours and postgraduate level, and also in many areas which have been its beneficiaries, such as Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance History, and Fine Art as well as other postgraduate studies.

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2021
$99,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Classics and Ancient History is the study of the languages, literatures, history and material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. This major combines study of all these aspects of the two civilisations to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era.

About the course

Combine the languages (Latin and Ancient Greek) with the history and material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.


Classics and Ancient History

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CLANH
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 068916E
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107577C
  • 107444E
Classics and Ancient History
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CLANH
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 068916E
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107577C
  • 107444E
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Course Structure

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You’ll learn to

  • synthesise complex, diverse and often fragmentary material, and develop research, critical thinking and communication skills
  • describe the chief eras, achievements and enduring legacies of the classical world, and demonstrate in several areas of specialised study a sophisticated appreciation of specific eras or classical authors
  • acquire foundational skills in at least one of the classical languages

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Why study this course?

  • You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the history and cultures of Greece and Rome and, in so doing, challenge and enhance your understanding of the modern world
  • By studying Ancient Greek and Latin, you'll gain access to the languages that underpin many sciences, and gain an excellent linguistic grounding for modern European languages (including English)
  • You’ll enjoy unique opportunities to pursue engagement with the ancient world first-hand, with generous bursaries available for travel to Greco-Roman sites
CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY

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Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.